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Särmä Finnish M36 Field Cap, Cotton
Särmä Finnish M36 Field Cap, Cotton.
Särmä Finnish M36 Field Cap, Cotton.
Särmä Finnish M36 Field Cap, Cotton.
Särmä Finnish M36 Field Cap, Cotton.
Särmä Finnish M36 Field Cap, Cotton. 100% cotton lining.
100% cotton lining.
Särmä Finnish M36 Field Cap, Cotton. The flaps can be pulled down.
The flaps can be pulled down.
Särmä

Särmä Finnish M36 Field Cap, Cotton

Price 39.99 USD excluding sales tax

Do you like the Finnish M36 field cap but would like to have thinner fabric for hot weather? Lucky for you, we made the same cap now in cotton. Very stylish, soft, and literally cool summer hat. This is a limited 20th anniversary edition, so get yours fast before some tall handsome stranger from the north buys them all.

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Särmä Finnish M36 Field Cap, Cotton.
Särmä Finnish M36 Field Cap, Cotton.
Särmä Finnish M36 Field Cap, Cotton.
Särmä Finnish M36 Field Cap, Cotton.
Särmä Finnish M36 Field Cap, Cotton. 100% cotton lining.
Särmä Finnish M36 Field Cap, Cotton. The flaps can be pulled down.

Do you like the Finnish M36 field cap but would like to have thinner fabric for hot weather? Lucky for you, we made the same cap now in cotton. Very stylish, soft, and literally cool summer hat. This is a limited 20th anniversary edition, so get yours fast before some tall handsome stranger from the north buys them all.

A little bit of history

The Finnish "verikauha" (= blood ladle, no one really knows where the name comes from) is as old as Finland itself. This style of caps were first widely issued in the First World War to German and Austro-Hungarian mountain troops. The design was brought to Finland in 1918 by Finnish Jaegers returning from training in Germany. From there on it was the go-to field cap design for "White" troops during the Finnish Civil War.

After the Civil War, the "verikauha" became the official piece of headwear for Finnish troops. It was used throughout WW2 up to the 21st century with a number of different variants evolving throughout the decades.

Features

The M36 cap is absolutely fantabulous in almost everything but because of the thick wool, it isn’t the ideal summer hat. To commemorate our 20th b-day, we now made this summer version from a thinner fabric. This looks a lot like the WWII era "Lotta cap", which we also made eons ago. (Lotta Svärd was the Finnish women’s voluntary civil defense organization during WWII.) However, the buttoned flaps on the front are the same way round as on the M36 field cap and thus they are the wrong way round in comparison to the original lotta cap.

Materials

We wanted a similar fabric as the one used in the Finnish army M36 summer tunic. It is of course impossible to get the original stuff but we managed to go pretty close to the look and feel by having our own fabric made in the UK. By the way, the same fabric was used in the summer tunics of the latest Unknown Soldier film, which you should see if you haven’t. Watch the original, too. The main material is 70% cotton and 30% viscose. Lining is made from 100% cotton (150g/m2.

Size info

These are in European hat sizes, which is the circumference of the head in centimeters. We have also added the US size in brackets. Note that these caps are a bit stretchy. The test person with the head size 60 managed to don the caps 58-60, although 58 gave a bit of an unpleasant squeeze. So, going with your own size is fine but if you are in between, you can take the smaller.

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Two and a half stars
I would not recommend to a friend

27.08.2023 Verified purchase
the fabric is ok, but the buttons, snap buttons are more durable than the current one
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Four stars
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30.08.2023 Verified purchase
Tässä kesäversiossa lippa on lyhempi, kuin särmä m/36 sarkalakissa, mikä on hyvä juttu, koska se on käsittääkseni lähempänä alkuperäistä verikauhaa, ja jotenkin se vaan on miellyttävämpi. Lippa on myös sopivan jäykkä pitääkseen muotonsa, muttei mahdoton muotoilla uudestaan. Kangas tosiaan on samaa vaaleaa kenttäpusero m/36 -puuvillakangasta, vaikka kuva indikoi, että sävy olisi aavistuksen tummempi. Historiallista todistetta olen nähnyt siitä, että näitä lakkeja tehtiin samasta villakankaasta, kuin m/36 takit, mutta kyseisen varustuksen kanssa käytettäväksi, lakki on liian vaalea, mikä rikkoo univormun estetiikan. Tosin kesällä alkuperäisen m/36 kesäpuseron kanssa tämä lakki sopii käytettäväksi ja siihen se lienee tarkoitettukin köh köh. Lisähavaintona tuotelappu on kivasti sidottu sinivalkoisella nauhalla.
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Se negatiivinen asia: napit on ommeltu päin vittua. Koska tämä päähine on Lekan synttärituotantoa, lienee orjatyövoima väsyneenä painanut näitä kokoon 25-26.08.2023 välisenä yönä silmät tapittaen, että saadaan kyseinen tavara myyntiin 26.08.2023 synttärijuhliin. Omassa kappaleessani on alanappi ommeltu väärinpäin, sekä molemmat napit siten, etteivät ne ole keskisauman mukaisesti, mistä johtuu se, etteivät läpät istu riittävän kireästi, vaan löysästi. Onneksi nappien uudelleenompeleminen ei ole rakettitiedettä ja korjaantuu kädenkäänteessä.

M/36 vaatetusjärjestelmä on ajattoman sotilaallisen kaunis ja tuote pärjää jo alkuperäisellä suunnittelullaan pitkälle sotilasestetiikassa.
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Four stars
I would recommend for a friend

29.09.2023 Verified purchase
The sewing for the buttons is a bit sketchy, I reinforced them with some extra sewing and I was no longer worried that the buttons would fall off.
On the upside, I've received several compliments from various men and women about it, so the sewing issue is fine.
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Four and a half stars
I would recommend for a friend

13.10.2023 Verified purchase
I fall between a 57 and 58. I got the 58 and it fits just fine, only the tiniest bit loose but I haven't had any worries in high winds. If i did I would put the sides down.

I would get your size and if you want it tighter maybe one size down but you could be pushing it.

I haven't noticed anything with build quality that concerns me. Kind of wish the beak was longer for more sun protection and that the sides didnt turn in so much whilst unbuttoned but not clipped at the bottom. That's not the hats fault in any way though, thats just the design of it. Also the color seems lighter in person. Also haven't noticed color leaks in the washing machine.

All in all I really like it.
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